Being happy is a choice, that’s true. Although sometimes making that choice isn’t as easy as it seems. Believe me, I know.
Lately I’ve been battling with some serious personal issues that I’d rather not share, but yeah, it’s been rough. Life just knocks you dead and you can’t really do anything about it…or can you? Life throws us some major problems and causes us distress but it’s up to us whether we’re going to stay depressed or if we’re actually going to stand back up. I know it’s always easier said than done, especially since depression is a really sensitive topic and people everywhere are battling with it. But we must always remember that the Lord will never test us beyond our own capabilities. If the Lord is giving us this certain problem or that type of distress, He knows that we are more powerful than that and we can always make it through those storms.
I have been learning how to be happy by myself and to not depend on others because trust me, people always tend to disappoint us. Sometimes the people whom we never thought we’d lose always end up being the first ones to go. But I get it, that’s life, and people come and go. But maybe, just maybe, the sadness that’s caused by these problems is always going to be worth it in the end.
I am not really happy with where I am now, and as a matter of fact, I don’t really know what I want to do or where I want to go. Although I am trying my hardest to be strong for the people who lean on me and look up to me.
Life is hard, I know that. We may think that these problems are so big that they’re going to swallow us alive, but my darling, believe me when I tell you that our God is bigger than the storms you’re facing right now.
I might not be fully happy…yet, but I do know that I am getting there. Happiness is courageous, and trying to be happy despite these hardships is a true sign of bravery, and for that, I am incredibly proud of myself. You should be proud of you too, for reaching this far. Always believe that we are not alone, and that we are loved by love Himself (1 John 4:8).
Lean on to Jesus. He has not once failed you, and He is not about to start now.
“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
John 16:24 NIV